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Division of Neurosurgical Anesthesia at NSUH

Divison of Neurosurgical Anesthesia

Our Department of Neurosurgical Anesthesia has extensive experience caring for patients undergoing a wide spectrum  of neurosurgical procedures.

As home to the Cushing Neuroscience Institute, North Shore University Hospital  is a major geographic referral center for both routine and complex neurosurgical cases.  Neurosurgical procedures performed there include intracranial vascular procedures, intracranial benign and malignant  tumor surgery and procedures for traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, epilepsy and back and neck problems.

Commonly performed intracranial vascular procedures are aneurysm clipping, arterio-venous malformation resection and extracranial to intracranial bypass procedures for cerebro-occlusive disease. 

Non-vascular neurosurgical procedures include:

  • Brain tumor resection with intraoperative MRI
  • Cortical mapping of awake patients with complex lesions involving eloquent regions of the brain
  • Functional and restorative neurosurgery (surgical treatment of movement disorders and placement of deep brain stimulators)
  • Extensive skull-based surgery
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic pituitary surgery
  • Surgery for the treatment of seizure disorders
  • The surgical treatment of Chiari malformation
  • Advanced spinal procedures

During complex neurosurgical procedures, nearly all patients undergo continuous neurophysiologic monitoring provided by highly trained neurophysiologists. The members of the neuroanesthesia team collaborate closely with the surgeons and neurophysiologists to provide the optimal anesthetic to assure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

The Department of Anesthesia works with The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and North Shore University Hospital’s state-of-the-art neurosurgical care unit to provide groundbreaking medical research and utilizes progressive technological advancements in the care of neurosurgical patients.


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